Published on 26th September 2005 by
"Crossfire sucks because it can't beat a 7800 in SLI." Like some sites did.
Originally Posted by bigzI don't think there will be a change with Radeon X1800 series.
Originally Posted by Da DegoHow do you mean? That the benefits of CS won't change, or that the 1800 still won't compete?
I'm betting that the latter is true, but that's because the thing has been in development since before the 7800...so they've spent all this time perfecting technology that is already older than what's out now.
Originally Posted by PA!NInterresting concept...but I would't buy an ATI card because they dont
(at the moment?) support Shader model 3.0 and many of those
" " effects are only possible on cards with sm 3.0 !!!
Originally Posted by Da Dego The "Get Bindi Busy" club needs to have a meeting again.
Part of what will determine which way I lean if x1800 comes out comparable will be the mobo featuresets, since we now have to get mobos specific to our graphics card loyalty. Did I mention I hate that "feature"? Whichever company got off their high-horse enough to have their product work on any 2x16 PCIe board would be much more likely to get my business.
Not true, you can run HDR in SM2.0.
Originally Posted by bigzNot true, you can run HDR in SM2.0.
Originally Posted by bigzYou still need master/slave. I believe that the 60Hz issue will be fixed though, as they can use a different transmitter on the master card along with the required transmitter on the slave in order to give enough bandwidth for high resolutions and high refresh rates.
Originally Posted by PA!NI'm not just talking about HDR...ever played Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
with SM 2.0 and right after with SM 3.0 ??? Quite a diffrence...huh :|
The output of the master card (ie to VDU) isnt limited to 1600*1200 @ 60hz, but the internal link of the 2 cards IS limited. Its not a massive problem, as when rendering with AFR, 1600*1200 @ 120 fps would be the maximum the cards could possibly output...
Its not the best of soultions but shouldnt limit the actual output to display a massive amount (unless you're wanting stupidly high fps in situations)
Originally Posted by bigzit is perfectly acceptable from a refresh rate POV, not from a resolution POV in my opinion.
I think that refresh rate is something worth taking in to account when gaming with CrossFire - I'll be taking that in to account when completing future reviews around CrossFire I think. I don't think 60Hz is 'playable' for more than about 5 minutes - I'd get a headache if I ran 60Hz on a CRT for longer than that.
Originally Posted by Cheap Mod Wannabe"OH My God They managed to beat 6800 SLI" - first thing that pops to my mind.
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